Whipping into shape on 16th February, 2018, the School of Economics, at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University inaugurated a mega fest: ARTHA. The festival was inaugurated by the Mr. Zorawar Singh, General Secretary, Jammu Press Club, a young and dynamic face in Media. He shared his life experience and emphasized on the importance of team spirit with Rashtriya Bhakti. He also mentioned the problem of drug abuse and asked students to be away from any such vices. The inaugural session witnessed the presence of, Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay, Dean, Faculty of Management, Prof. V.K. Bhat, Registrar of the University, Prof. Yugal Khajuria, the Dean of Students. The speakers applauded the efforts of the students of School of Economics and emphasized upon the creative platforms like these events, provided by the University.
The three day event has galore of events. On day one the highlight events were guest lecture of Dr. Swarkar Sharma, CEO SMVDU TBIC, regarding how students can take up the startup, Mr. Kulwant Singh, Assistant Prof. School of Economics, regarding the new evolving economic opportunities, formal event Future Chanakya, discussions and debates on smoldering topics such as Why Should Government Subsidize Farmers? For school students and Population of India: An Asset or Liability for Economic Growth for college students. Other events included Balam Pichkari, Bff’s, Balloons Stomp, Ball Bopping, Impromptu Poetry Contest, Ice Cream Sticks Modelling, House Of Cards, Beads Show, Stop and Throw, The Dice Game
The first day also witnessed a magical performance of the students of School of Economics in the cultural evenings that included dances of many regions and traditions of the areas; musical evening. The event shall be running for three days and has participation of various students from various schools and colleges of India.